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National Extreme Festival in the works for an east London getaway



The 2022 Extreme Festival will visit the fastest racing circuit in the country this weekend, with the East London Grand Prix circuit to host the fifth round of the first series.

The headliner of the event will be in the Global Touring Car category, where defending champion Robert Wolk (Chemical Logistics Toyota Corolla) and youngster Saood Variawa (Gazoo Racing Toyota Corolla) will continue their battle for the championship lead.

Others in the mix are expected to include Bradley Liebenberg (Hype Energy Volkswagen Golf GTI), Michael van Rooyen (Gazoo Racing Toyota Corolla), Julian van der Watt (Chemical Logistics Ford Focus), Mandla Mdakane (Gazoo Racing Toyota Corolla) and Andrew Rackstraw (RDSA Audi S3).

Some of the tightest races of the day are expected to be provided by the SupaCup category. Photo: Motorsport Fanatix

The GTC grid will be shared by the SupaCup contingent, made up of 18 identical Volkswagen Polos.

Chase wins are expected to be Leyton Fourie (Express Hire), Jeffrey Kruger (Universal), Arnold Neveling (Universal), Keagan Masters (Perfect Circle), Jason Campos (Turn 1), Volkswagen Motorsport drivers Daniel Rowe and Jonathan Mogotsi, more JP van der Walt (SupaPolo).

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The CompCare Polo Cup will arrive with the top four drivers covered by just 10 points. Jurie Swart (Bullion IT), Clinton Bezuidenhout (Stu Davidson), Tate Bishop (Angri), Charl Visser (Universal), Nathi Msimanga (Squadra Corse) and Giordano Lupini (Bullion IT) are expected to fight for the wins.

Preview of the National Extreme Festival East London 2022
Jonathan du Toiit (TAR Lamborghini Huracan) and Charl Arangies (Stradale Audi R8) could spray champagne after the G&H Transport Extreme Supercar races. Picture: Racing Fanatix

The fastest times of the event are expected to be achieved at the G&H Transport Extreme Supercar races, with Jonathan du Toit (TAR Lamborghini Huracan), Charl Arangies (Stradale Audi R8), Franco Scribante (Porsche 911 GT3), Dayne Angel (Autohaus Porsche 911 GT3), Mark du Toit (Ferrari 430), Ben Morgenrood (BMG Lexus IS-F), Greg Parton (Drizit Lamborghini Huracan) and Nicky Dicks (Curvent Porsche 911 GT3) should be the favorites.

The Investchem Formula 1600 races are expected to see Josh le Roux (RDSA Mygale), brothers Gerard and Antwan Geldenhuys (Abacus Mygale), Alex Vos (DVBS Mygale), Nicholas van Weely (Magnificent Paints Van Diemen), Andrew Schofield (Safair Mygale) and Troy Dolinschek (Sujean Mygale) waging a continuous war for victories.

Defending champion Graeme van Breda (Stefanutti Stocks) will top the entry list for the SunBet Kawasaki ZX10 Masters, along with Jayson Lamb (Kawasaki ZX10), Michael Smit (Kawasaki ZX10), Ronald Slamet (True Vine), David Enticott ( Kawasaki ZX10), David and Brian Bontekoning (Kawasaki ZX10) in expected good company.

Preview of the National Extreme Festival East London 2022
Capetonian Jurie Swart (Bullion IT Polo) will travel to East London as the current leader of the CompCare Polo Cup championship. Photo: Motorsport Fanatix.

Close racing is set to mark DOE Formula Vee events, with Gert van den Berg (DOE Rhema), Peter Hills (Mangaza Rhema), Greg Wilson (Rhema), Lendl Jansen (Bull Security Rhema) and Lushen Ramchander (Liqui Moly Forza) at the front.

The races will start at 10 a.m. and will be broadcast live throughout the day.